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Komal Chitnis is the Head of Collections, Sarmaya Arts Foundation. She is in charge of collection systematisation, care, and access. She collaborates closely with the team to ensure that various aspects of the collections are effectively used in research and the development of learning opportunities.
She holds a master’s degree in archaeology and museum studies. She has worked in collections management and research projects in the past. She worked in various capacities with Pune’s INTACH chapter, Leicester’s New Walk Museum, Durham University’s Oriental Museum, and Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum before joining Sarmaya.
Creativity, Curiosity and Discovery: Shaping a new museum in India
Join Sarmaya, a digital museum from Mumbai, India, in exploring the creative ways in which we use digital platforms to tell stories and create memorable experiences around our collection. Through examples of our Re-Imagine series created for Instagram, educational outreach to over 60,000 children across the country and creative storytelling, we will illustrate how we communicate ideas of the past, artistic genius in the language of now, advocating for museums as stimulating sites of creativity.